AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance


National Code: HLT33115
TAFE SA Code: TP00868


Description

This course aims to equip you with the skills to provide safe, high-quality care to clients in a range of settings under supervision. You may gain employment in a range of direct client care settings including hospitals and aged care facilities. It provides an excellent foundation for studies in allied health, aged care, disability and nursing.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course
Subsidised
$1,695 - $3,293
Concession
$1,076 - $2,092

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,679 - $5,207

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. This course also has an incidentals cost of $30.00 for Vocational Placement T-Shirt..

    • Students will need to go to Noarlunga campus for 1 specialist unit.
    • Students will be responsible for costs associated with obtaining the appropriate criminal history check / employment screening application.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Nursing assistant, nursing support worker, patient service attendant, patient support assistant, patient care assistant, orderly, theatre support, ward assistant, wardsperson, ward support.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (HLT33115)
    Skills covered include communication, working with diverse people, healthy body systems, infection prevention and control, workplace safety, medical terminology and organisation. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 8 elective units plus at least 80 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency must be completed.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate and work in health or community services 30
    Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25
    Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60
    Organise personal work priorities and development 30
    Participate in workplace health and safety 20
    Recognise healthy body systems 70
    Work with diverse people 40

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist with movement 25
    Maintain a high standard of service 30
    Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25
    Prepare and maintain beds 15
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide individualised support 30
    Transport individuals 20
    Work legally and ethically 55
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